Monday, October 01, 2018

KRAFT+ - October - All about Friends!

Goodness me how did we get to October already??? The months sure have been flying by!
And so...  all the new scrap challenges are going up around the blogs and the  new one for KRAFT+ this month is an extra special one I think... and it is all about Friends...
Isn't this graphic just the cutest!!!
Have you got a Friend photo or moment you have been waiting to scrap! We would love to see it on your layout!!

I had a photo of my dearest friend and I, we have been friends for about 37 years when we used to work together.. My friend is the kindest person you could ever meet, and I am so blessed to have her in my life..

so some closer views..

Lots of layers and die cuts..

Little bit of stencilling on the back ground..


The quote " We're too young to be such old friends" was on my birthday card this year from my Friend, so I just had to put that on my page too..

We would love to see what you create about someone special in your life this month. You can pop it up over on the KRAFT+ COMMUNITY PAGE ON FACEBOOK!
Thanks for coming on by today, and thank you for the lovely comments that are left for me to read, I appreciate each one..  Have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, September 27, 2018


Hello there,
How is your day going? Good I hope!
I am just putting my layout here that I created for ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD Community Challenge  which is to use Butterflies!! Well I recently got the beautiful papers from Prima Lavender Collection (from Annas !!)  and some of the papers had butterflies on them, so I thought I would use them..

so some closer views..

Such pretty papers of mauve, pink and gold fold..

Lots of fussy cutting and I lifted up the flowers and butterflies with foam squares.

Thank you Annas Craft Cupboard for this lovely challenge this month!!I loved creating with these papers, a little treat to myself. And of course my beautiful Daughter is always a delight to scrap!
Thanks so much for popping by, and thank you to those who leave a little comment, I appreciate each one...
Enjoy the rest of today!!

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Monday, September 24, 2018

MORE THAN WORDS - September - Sunshine and Yellow!

Hello There,
How has your day been? I had a lovely weekend with my DD and my Grand Daughter staying over, and while it is really busy, all those cuddles with my Darling are cherished so much.. She is growing so fast and will be 7 months this week...
Which brings me to the layout that I would like to share with you, and it is for the challenge over at...MORE THAN WORDS - September - SUNSHINE AND YELLOW!!

When I saw this image I thought straight away of my Darling Grand Daughter, she has brought such sunshine into my life, and I love the sweet photo of her wearing her onesie with sunflowers on it!! so I knew I wanted to scrap it, and this challenge was the perfect invitation to do it!!

some closer views..

I got out so many yellow flowers from my stash for this page.. I even used a sunflower die to make some sunflowers!!

Lots of yellow on my page...

Little ray of sunshine..

ooo she is so tiny here, but what a little blessing she is!!

Thanks MORE THAN WORDS for this great challenge.. I enjoyed creating this page!!

Thanks for dropping by, I hope your day is going well... thanks for the lovely comments, I do appreciate each one..

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration #262

Hello there, How are you today!? Things are a bit quieter at my place as my Dd has gone to Japan with her school.. I am sure she is having an amazing time, but it sure is quiet around here!! hehe!!
I am just popping up the latest Casefile for CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration #262 which is another fabulous one and it is..

You can scroll down the post over on the blog to see all the challenge clues and check out the Designers inspiration..
For my layout i used the colors and scrapped about my Daughter and her cat..

I have joined in as a guest representing Scrapmatts, so all the chipboard and stencils are from Scrapmatts..

Some closer views..

Such great colors together!!

You are my favourite!

Remember to check out the CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration BLOG for more details!

Thanks for dropping by today, and thank you to those who leave such lovely comments, I really do appreciate each one.. until next time..

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Saturday, September 15, 2018


Hello there!
How is life at your place? I hope you are doing ok! So it is the middle of the month so that means  I am just popping up the new sketch for SKETCHABILITIES #153 and it is a fabulous multi photo sketch and as I don't usually put more then one photo on my layouts, I enjoyed this sketch using 3 photos from a photo shoot with my daughter!
The sketch..
Isn't that a great sketch!! And some closer views of my page..

Layers of fussy cut flowers.

A few drops of Liquid Pearls in the middle of the flowers..

You are beautiful...

I have used Kaisercraft papers, some stenciling and misting on the back ground and a Martha Stewart edge punch along the bottom of my page..
If you have a few photos needing to be scrapped this is a great sketch and you can check out the DT inspiration and link up your page over on the SKETCHABILITIES BLOG HERE!!!!

Thanks for coming by today and thanks to those who drop me a little comment, I so appreciate each one.. Have a fabulous day!

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Friday, September 07, 2018

Color, Stories Inspiration #261

Hello there, How are you doing this September day! We have had Fathers Day last weekend and Woolworths has not disappointed  by having some Christmas Puddings on sale already!! hehe.. crazy hey??!! Other stores look like they are clearing shelves for... you know what..!!  so we better hang onto our hats cos the rest of the year is gunna fly !! It is extra busy for me as this is my Daughters last year.. year 12 ... exams.... and then formal...  so busy busy busy!!

And speaking of my Daughter...  The new challenge is up and running over at
Color, Stories, Inspiraton #261 and as Scrapmatts are a sponsor we were asked if we would like to join in as guest detectives again this month.. sooo I created a layout for the challenge.

This is the scene and colors, and if you pop over to the C.S.I. BLOG and check out all the inspiration and see all the clues if you can join in...

As the criteria was to document something about school, I found a photo of my DD in year one and created my layout around that..
I used the colors as well as a solid white back ground, ledger paper print, fruit - apples, calendar, clock, film strip, school themed elements, numbers, stamps..

some close ups.

First Grade..
Where has the time gone? Soon I will be scrapping her Graduation!!!

And I would like to share a layout I created just for fun last month and I haven't shared it on my blog yet, it was for my DT work for Scrapmatts and it is a simple page that didnt take too long to create. It is a photo of my Dd and our old Horse Bess who is no longer with us..  for any close ups you can pop over to the SCRAPMATTS BLOG .

Well thanks so much for coming by, and thanks for the comments that I love to read. I appreciate each one!!  I hope you have a lovely weekend..

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Sunday, September 02, 2018

KRAFT + September - Office Supplies!

Good morning! Happy Spring and Happy Fathers Day to all our Dads today! We are heading out later to see my Dad and then my Hubbys Dad so just grabbing a few minutes to put up the new challenge for KRAFT+ and what a fabulous challenge this month.. it is...
to use Office Supplies..  well if you have school children I am sure you have an assortment of supplies you can raid.. 
This is a list of what I have used on my layout..
Paper clips, staples, masking tape, string, shipping tags, hole adhesive rings, small foldback clip.. and I am sure you could find many more things to use on your page!!

now for a few closer views.

My School Photo.

I just went with a school photo of my Daughter, this is her last year at school, so a busy year for her.. and me!!  You can check out all the Design Team inspiration over on THE BLOG HERE and pop your layout up for all of us to see on

Have a great day whatever you are up to.. thanks for dropping by and thanks for the lovely comments that you leave me to read!!

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Monday, August 27, 2018


Hello there,
How is your day going? Cant believe it is Monday already AND the last week of august... crazyness!!!

I am just popping up a layout I created over the last few days and it is for
ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD MINI CHALLENGE on Facebook and it is to use STENCILS.. well I have quite a few stencils so my challenge was.. which ones was I going to use!!!!
Anyhoo I used two of my favs, to add a bit of texture to the back ground of my layout and as I have used a photo of my granddaughter I was after a soft look as well...
 So a closer view of the stencilling..

You can see the two stencils I have used on my page.. just with texture paste over some smooched water color..

Sugar and spice..

I have used a mix of Kaisercraft papers and some dies. The flowers are a mix of brands too..  Thank you Annas Craft Cupboard for a lovely challenge to use stencils on my layout.
Thanks too for coming on by today, and I appreciate all the lovely comments you leave me ..  Have an amazing day!!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

CHALLENGE YOUrself #56 Mother and Daughter.

Hello there,
How is your day going? Good I hope! The cool weather is hanging on here, but there is a forecast of some lovely rain on the weekend, and I pray we get a good drop from the Heavens!!
I am just popping up my layout for this months challenge over at CHALLENGE YOUrself  which is..
to create a Mother-Daughter themed layout.. well each month I tell myself I must join in, but this month I had the perfect photo taken on Mothers day this year of 4 Generations, and I just had to sit and scrap it..  The photo has my Mum, Me, My Daughter and my darling Grand Daughter, so I simply had no excuse for not having a good photo.. so here is my layout, with some closer views..

lots of fussy cutting from Kaisercraft papers layered over a Scrapmatts chipboard frame.

some gauze for softness around the flowers..

and a pretty heart stencil on the side of my page.. from Scrapmatts.

A daughter is..

That is a very special photo and I am so happy I have scrapped it..  The hard part will be to decide whose album it will go into!!!

Thanks CHALLENGE YOUrself for the inspiration this month with your Mother-Daughter challenge..

Thanks for popping by today, thanks so much for the lovely comments too..
Enjoy the rest of your day!

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